• Location: New York, New York
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 160.00 View price calendar

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Get a personal introduction to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a 4-hour, private tour led by a local guide, and explore two of New York City’s most iconic sites at your own pace. Hear inspiring stories about the design and construction of the Statue of Liberty as you explore her pedestal and museum. Learn about the immigrants that came to Ellis Island from around the world in the fascinating Ellis Island Museum. This fully-customizable private tour is a perfect fit for families and groups with limited mobility.


  • 4-hour, private tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Customize the experience to your needs
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty pedestal and museum
  • Learn about Ellis Island immigration
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day

What You Can Expect

Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

Ellis Island

Meet your guide at Castle Clinton, a historic fort in Manhattan’s Battery Park. You’ll get skip-the-line, priority boarding on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty—this is a great time to get your bearings in the city as your guide points out landmarks in Battery Park, the New York harbor and waterfront.

Upon reaching the island, make your way to the reservation-only Statue of Liberty pedestal and the Statue of Liberty Museum. See one of the original statue torches displayed alongside rare memorabilia and the poem ‘The New Colossus’ that was once at the base of the statue. Get perfect views of the New York City skyline from the observation deck and snap an unforgettable photo with Lady Liberty.

Continue to Ellis Island to explore New York’s immigrant legacy: follow an immigrant’s trail through the Great Hall and see moving photos and artifacts in the onsite museum. Enjoy a personal take on Ellis Island from your guide, whose family passed through Ellis Island, then learn how you can trace your family history there. Finish your day with independent time on Ellis Island or return to Battery Park with your guide.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide, Jordan, was the best ever!!!! He knew tons of facts and information ...... a personality that was always happy and willing to be share the day with you!!! What an enjoyable day and experience. Thanks!!!!

Sam J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Amazing tour and very knowledgeable tour guide! Highly recommend a private tour!

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent and informative tour with Sean. Would definitely recommend. It was great to bypass lines and have our own guide.

debra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Brad was very knowledgeable and kept our whole family engaged in the tour even our history resistant 13 year old.

Carole T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Sean was great! We toured the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Lots of historical information, super personable and guided us through so we had an efficient 4 hour tour without feeling like lost tourists. Highly recommend!

Roger R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide was Patrick Kelly. He was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. He went into great detail on the history and construction of the statue as well as how the immigration process developed and what it was like.

Jonathan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We really enjoyed this tour, Brad our tour guide was extremely informative and very knowledgeable. He took the time to answer our questions as we are from a different country, he also provided us with extra NYC history which really enriched our experience. We could tell that he is passionate about NYC and loves telling visitors all about it.
We would recommend Brad and Top Dog tours every time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing experiece. Our guide Brad was an excellent one: very experienced and nice. We enjoyed it a lot and it worths the money. I recommend it!

Laura J C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Hannah was great! Energetic, fun, knowledgeable! I learned several things I had not known on my previous trips to the Statue of Liberty.
She was definitely and #34;Value Added and #34;!

Edith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

What a moving experience to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Sean was our private tour guide and so knowledgeable about history. It is a passion of his. He was very considerate that I had to walk with a cane and made sure I was comfortable where we were going.
My grandparents and father came through Ellis Island in 1926 and my father had a memorial to his family done many years ago and Sean helped me find it. It was so moving and a highlight of my trip to New York.
If you go to New York this is a must see tour and ask for Sean.
Thank you Sean.
Edith Sumner, San Diego CA

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